Mahurangi News

Commercial leases ”no easy answer”

Local businesses and commercial landlords are being urged to engage with each other, negotiate and explore every possible option for support and relief. With most shops and offices closed, and all hospitality outlets unable to trade, there are fears...... Read More

Market and gym flooded

Fire crews were called to a Snells Beach food shop this morning after a burst water pipe caused extensive flooding. The Food Market owner Aliesha Stent arrived at her Mahurangi East Road premises to find water pouring through the ceiling and a strong...... Read More

Tempers flare over park boundary

Anyone thinking of exploring the new public park on the Mahurangi East Peninsula, once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, should be careful where they tread. Auckland Council spent $12 million to purchase 200ha for a public park on the peninsula, south...... Read More

Food aid on its way

Auckland Council has set up a system to assist Aucklanders struggling to access basic household supplies. Starting from tomorrow (Wednesday, April 1), Aucklanders who are unable to afford groceries, or who are in self-isolation with no access to...... Read More

Lockdown in Shanghai

Think lockdown is pretty tough going in Mahurangi? Imagine living high up in a multi-story apartment in Shanghai with no escape. Robayne Magnusson discovered a Snells Beach family who are doing just that ... It’s Day Nine of lockdown in the Pahl...... Read More

Shopping help from volunteers

The newly formed volunteer group Mahurangi Caremongers is offering help for people shopping at New World Warkworth. Spokesperson Murray Chapman says a roster of volunteers has been set-up to stand outside the supermarket to help people who might struggle...... Read More

Modelling underpins response

A series of mathematical models warning of the consequences for the lack of early action to prevent the spread of Covid-19 were released this morning. The Ministry of Health says the models reinforce the importance of the current lockdown and other government...... Read More

Rubbish collections as usual

Auckland Council has confirmed that kerbside rubbish, recycling and food scraps collections will continue as usual during the Covid-19 lockdown. Bins and bags should be placed kerbside by 7am on your normal collection day. Council says that as more people...... Read More

Wellsford testing continues

No further cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Wellsford after four patients tested positive at the Wellsford Health Centre early last week. However, Coast to Coast Health spokesperson Dr Tim Malloy emphasised this morning that there was at present...... Read More

Grocery stores update hours

Grocery stores across northern communities, from Mangawhai to Puhoi, have adapted their services to manage during the quarantine. Some are restricting numbers in stores while others have created new delivery services. Most have changed their opening...... Read More